The Love Object:
For anyone who loves Irish lit . . . who has ever been nostalgic for home . . . anyone looking for a masterful introduction to short stories.
"Often funny, sometimes melancholy, always honest, O'Brien's prose is musical: the stories move so fluidly from one to the next, it is difficult to stop, and the collection in this sense is almost novelistic, so vast is the world inside it." --Hannah J., Harvard Book Store